Command Line Parameters

Multi Commander can be started with some command line parameters.

-L=<path> - Path to show in the left panel
-R=<path> - Path to show in the right panel
-F=<startup.ini> - file that contains startup properties for the path to show
-T=<Any Text> - A Text that will be shown in the caption bar of the Multi Commander window
-AutoRun=<User Defined Command to auto run when started>
-NOUPDATECHECK - Disable the check for a new version
-TABSESSION=<Name or ID> - Name of ID of a saved TabSession that will be loaded at startup
-INSTANCE=<Name> - Name of instance, Use separate configuration for the same execution of MultiCommander.exe

Both - or / are supported for parameters. eg. /L=C:\Bin or -L=C:\Bin

If you want an already-running instance of Multi Commander to go to a path you can use the /OPEN parameter.
This is useful when you have an external program that should tell Multi Commander to go to a specific path or when Multi Commander is running in Single Instance mode

/OPEN "<path>"

Startup definition file ( -F=<filename.ini> )

The startup file specifies multiple folders to be shown when Multi Commander opens. Each path will be shown in a separate tab.

[PANEL_1]
Path=D:\
Side=L

[PANEL_2]
Path=D:\Bin
Side=L

[PANEL_3]
Path=D:\Projects
Side=L

[PANEL_4]
Path=C:\Projects\Jupiter
Side=R

[PANEL_5]
Path=E:\Projects\Pluto
Side=R

Path and Side parameters must be specified in the file.

The following parameters are optional:

Locked=1|0
AllowSubPathChange=1|0
ShowTree=1|0
SortAsc=1|0
SortCol=[column number]
TabColorText=#000000
TabColorBk=#000000
TabColorHotWhenActive=1|0
TabColorGradient=1|0
ViewMode=1|2|3|4
ViewModeListWidth=000
ViewModeDetailWidth=000
Side=L|R
Path=[Full Path]

1|0 means 1 or 0, 1|2|3 means 1 or 2 or 3, and so on.

Examples

MultiCommander.exe "C:\Bin" "D:\"

If no "-L" or "-R" parameter is specified, the first parameter is assumed to be a path to show in the left panel, and the second to be a path to show in the right panel.

MultiCommander.exe -L="C:\Bin" -R="D:\"
MultiCommander.exe -F="AutoStart.ini"
MultiCommander.exe -TABSESSION="WorkWithPictures"
MultiCommander.exe -AutoRun=CmdRunStartup
MultiCommander.exe /OPEN "D:\My Folder\SubFolder"
MultiCommander.exe -INSTANCE=WorkWithPictures